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    Deborah Fallows

    Author, Dreaming in Chinese; Contributing Writer, The Atlantic

    Deborah Fallows is a writer and a linguist. She has written extensively on language, education, families and work, China and travel for The Atlantic, National Geographic, The New York Times and Slate. Her latest book Dreaming in Chinese: Mandarin Lessons in Life, Love and Language is based on her three-year experience living and working in China. She and her husband, writer James Fallows, are currently flying around the U.S. in their small plane, reporting and writing on the reinvention of small towns for The Atlantic’s American Futures project.

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    Thursday, Oct 15 2015

    12 PM

    In the 16th and 17th centuries, Shakespeare invented over 1,700 English words, creating a cascade of effects on spoken and written language.... read more
    2 hours | Talk | Venue SIX10

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